St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

03 Apr

Zero Plastic Fantastic Challenge

Judging by the interest generated by the Plastic Myths Busted! blog post, plastics is a big issue and challenge for a lot of people. St Nicks staff will try to tackle the issue by setting ourselves the Zero Plastic Fantastic Challenge. For the next two months, between 1st April and 31st May, we will avoid single use […]

27 Mar

We are recruiting!

Do you want to join our team? We’ve got several Vacancies available for both paid and volunteer roles. We are currently looking for: Community Recycling Officer(s) Funding & Communication Co-Ordinator Honorary Secretary Trustee Grassland Management Volunteer York Urban Becks Volunteer plus a number of other ongoing volunteer roles Please see the Vacancies page for full details, […]

22 Mar

Concert raises £487 for Lord Mayor’s Charities

We are delighted to report that our Music for Good at the Guildhall was not only a superb evening full of great music but also raised £487 for the Lord Mayor’s charities: St Nicks, York Racial Equality Network, York LGBT Forum and York Civic Trust. More than 80 people attended the concert and we ran out […]

07 Mar

Ceilidh dance success

What a lovely night that was! Even a broken arm didn’t stop one of the dancers from having a great time at our annual Ceilidh held on 24th February at the beautiful Guildhall. Donations, sales of drinks, cakes and crafts made by Eco-Crafters, as well as generous sponsorship by our insurers Illingworths have all contributed […]

01 Mar

Recycling tender victory

We are thrilled to announce we have won a five-year extension to the residential recycling contract we have with City of York Council. We are so proud to be able to continue our service for over 2,500 city centre households enabling them to recycle! Our Recycling Team uses an electric vehicle and load-bearing tricycles, making […]

28 Feb

Big thanks to…

Goodricke College at the University of York and their RAG team for raising £930 for St Nicks over the past year. Our charity is partnered with Goodricke through the College Partnership Programme, which pairs students with charities for fundraising and events. Watch this space for joint activities over the next year and if you’re one […]

21 Feb

Changes to coffee packaging recycling

Have you been collecting coffee packaging for us to send on for recycling? Unfortunately, changes to Terracycles brigades mean that from March 2017 until further notice we will no longer be able to accept all kinds of coffee packaging. Only Tassimo and Kenco branded items will be collected from then on. Please bring any coffee packaging […]

14 Feb

Showing the love

We love St Nicks and all the creatures calling it home – our staff even sneaked a green heart to the Lord Mayor’s Ball last weekend! We don’t want to lose our trees, water voles or anything else to climate change. We have seen its impacts on the nature reserve so today we would love […]

01 Feb

Centre Repairs Fund update

The fundraising thermometer is rising! Since our former volunteer Neil Mitchell made it, as his last act before starting a new job, we have gratefully received £325 donations. We have also added £260 proceeds from our October Jumble Sale with Clements Hall and our in-house repairs budget so the thermometer is now showing over £4,000! […]

22 Dec

Seasonal closure & best wishes

The Environment Centre will be closed between 23rd December 2016 and 8th January 2017. It will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017. Please note that our household recycling collections are carrying on throughout that period except for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December – collections from those dates will be rescheduled for Thursday 29th December […]